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Grecian

Today the Grecian's bow and stern lie intact, while the midships portion has collapsed. The engine, boiler, portions of the propeller and deck machinery are all in place. There is also a steel canalon (salvage lifting device) lying off the vessel's stern from a 1909 salvage attempt.



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Other Names:None
Official Number:86136
Vessel Built:1891, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Vessel Specifications:296x40x21 2348g 1875n
Type of Vessel:Steel Bulk Freighter
Depth to Deck:75 ft (23m)
Depth to Bottom:100 ft (31m)
How it Sunk:One June 7, 1906 the Grecian struck a rock and sank in shallow water at Detour Village in the St. Mary's River. The ship was later refloated and taken in tow by the steamer Sir Henry Bessemer, en route to Detroit for repairs. Unexpectedly, it filled with water and sank near Thunder Bay Island. Its crew escaped in lifeboats.
Loss Type:Foundered
Date of Loss: 1906, Jun 15
Place of Loss:off Thunder Bay, MI
Vessel Cargo:None
Lives Loss:None
References:NOAA Thunder Bay,Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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March 30, 2017

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